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New Rochelle Slip and Fall Accident Attorney

Falls, either as a result of tripping, slipping or other reasons, are some of the most common types of accidents causing injuries. If you are injured on a sidewalk, street, school – or other city-owned premises owned or maintained by a municipality, (city, village or town) special guidelines apply. When making a claim against a municipality it is generally required to give written notice of the claim within ninety (90) days after the accident. 

This notice of claim process has very specific requirements including the date and time of the accident, the manner in which it occurred, the exact location and the nature of the injuries sustained. Additionally, sometimes the condition which caused the accident is changed or fixed soon after the accident takes place. As such, we will immediately go to the scene of the accident in New Rochelle, take photos and gather any evidence needed to pursue the claim.

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Common causes of slip/trip and fall accidents in New Rochelle include:

  • Broken, cracked or an uneven sidewalk
  • Broken, cracked or uneven tiles in a building or store
  • Carpets/mats not flush to the ground or not properly secured
  • Water or other liquid substances creating a slippery floor
  • Merchandise on the floor of a store or sticking out of a shelf causing a tripping hazard
  • Leaking pipes, ceilings or radiators creating a slippery condition
  • Missing lighting or broken light fixtures in a stairway or hallway
  • Failing to put up signs to warn people of slippery or broken floors

Call us immediately so that the proper claim can be filed in time.

What To Do If You Have a Slip, Trip and Fall Accident

There are many different roles an attorney can play in the management of a successful personal injury claim, but it is up to you to retain a lawyer sooner rather than later. Kerner Law Group, P.C. is here for you when it seems impossible to figure out how to move forward after your accident.
Questions About Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents
What are some locations where trip/slip and falls occur?

Slip, Trip and Fall accidents typically occur when unsafe conditions cause a person to slip or trip and fall. Falls can occur indoors or outdoors, and they can happen anywhere. Department stores, banks, hotels, theaters, buildings, stairs, grocery stores, train stations and sidewalks are among the numerous places slip, trip and fall accidents can occur.

What do you need to prove legally to win a trip/slip and fall action?

In order to win a Slip, Trip & Fall case, an injured person must prove that the building owner or its agents were negligent and that they failed to do something they should have done, or, did something that they should not have done and this negligence was a substantial factor in causing that person’s injuries. Often people will tell us that they slipped on a wet condition in a building. The law requires that we prove notice of a dangerous condition or show that the condition existed for such a long time that the building super, store owner or management should have known about it and made the area safe.

In many cases the property owner can be held responsible for negligence if he or she failed to maintain the property in a safe condition. Many Slip, Trip and Fall accidents happen on property owned by a city, company or individual.

These entities have a duty to ensure that their premises are safe. Dangerous conditions that can cause someone to slip, trip and fall include broken or uneven flooring; slipping on wet floors; poorly lit areas; broken, loose or missing handrails and snow and ice. Seen or unseen dangers such as disrepair, poor maintenance, debris or potholes can cause a Slip, Trip and Fall injury.

Are my hospital or medical bills covered by the building’s insurance company?

If you are injured in a building or store there are certain circumstances where the insurance company for the building or store can cover your medical expenses. However, in most cases the insurance company will want you to waive your claim to a personal injury lawsuit.

What should I do if I tripped on something broken or slipped on a wet surface?

Slip, Trip & Fall accidents can be very difficult to prove, and property owners will do anything to avoid responsibility for the harm that has come to you. Since many of the conditions that lead to slip, trip and fall injuries can be quickly repaired or cleaned up after an accident it is important to immediately take photographs of the accident location. Many people have cell phones with a camera. This can be used immediately at the time of the accident if you are able to do so.

Also, if you are in a store or other commercial locations, you should request that you speak with the manager of the store and have them complete an accident/incident report. Make sure you ask for a copy of the report.

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Why Choose Our Law Firm

Kerner Law Group, P.C. has a track record of representing clients who have been hurt due to negligence or preventable accidents. Having a comprehensive investigation of the accident scene immediately after it happens is crucial for identifying a long-term strategy for protecting you. Our  law firm can help you with many different aspects of your claim including:

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  • Reviewing your paperwork.
  • Filing the initial legal claim against the insurance company.
  • Helping you if you have been denied.
  • Assisting you with recovering full and fair compensation for the injuries you have sustained.

Hiring an attorney you trust with your case is about more than just finding a lawyer with experience. For aggressive and caring representation, put Kerner Law Group, P.C. on your side today!

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About New Rochelle

About Things To Do in New Rochelle

New Rochelle is located in the county of Westchester, which is in the state of New York.

  • Population (approx.): 80,000
  • Geo coordinates: 40.9115°N, 73.7824°W
  • Postcodes: 10802, 10801, 10805, 10804

Things to Do and See In New Rochelle

  • United States Post Office (New Rochelle, New York) (near North Avenue and Huguenot Street): The main U.S. Post Office in New Rochelle (also known as New Rochelle Post Office) is located at 255 North Avenue, at the intersection of North Avenue and Huguenot St. (US 1/the Boston Post Road South), in the city of New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York (…).
  • 271 North Avenue (near North Avenue and Huguenot Street): 271 North Avenue (also known as the Schiff Building, Pershing Square, the Kaufman or K Building) is a 13 story art-deco office tower located in the downtown section of New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York. (…).
  • WKLV-FM (near Huguenot Street and Le Count Place): WKLV-FM is a Contemporary Christian radio station licensed to Port Chester, New York, moving in from Stamford, Connecticut on May 30, 2011, signing on as the K-LOVE affiliate for New York City and the metropolitan area (…).
  • New Rochelle Walk of Fame (near Huguenot Street and Lawton Street): The New Rochelle Walk of Fame was installed in 2011 in Ruby Dee Park at Library Green, located in the downtown section of the city of New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York.”New Rochelle Walk of Fame dedicated at Library Green”, in The New Rochelle Sound & Town Report, November 4, 2011 (…).
  • Pioneer Building (New Rochelle, New York) (near North Avenue and Anderson Street): The Pioneer Building is a late nineteenth century commercial/office structure located on Lawton Street in the Downtown business district of the City of New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York. The building is a good example of Neo-Italian Renaissance commercial style and represents an important (…).
  • New Rochelle Public Library (near Memorial Highway and Huguenot Street): New Rochelle Public Library (NRPL) is a public library located in New Rochelle, New York. Chartered in 1894, the NRPL is a school-district library with its own operating budget and a Board of Trustees with seven elected members (…).
  • New Rochelle station (near Station Plaza and Grand Street): The New Rochelle station is a Metro-North Railroad and Amtrak train station located in New Rochelle, New York. The station serves Metro-North’s New Haven Line and Amtrak’s Northeast Regional; Bee-Line Bus System buses serve a bus stop just outside the station (…).
  • Trinity-St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (New Rochelle, New York) (near Division Street and Huguenot Street): Trinity-St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. It is located at the northwest corner of Huguenot Street (also known as the Boston Post Road) and Division Street (…).
  • Union Baptist Church (New Rochelle, New York) (near Locust Avenue and Main Street): Union Baptist Church was a historic house of worship located in Downtown New Rochelle, in Westchester County, New York. The church was added to Westchester Inventory of Historic Places in 1994, chosen for its cultural and historical characteristics as well as for its Neo-Romanesque edifice and (…).
  • Parish of St. Gabriel and of St. Joseph (New Rochelle, New York) (near Division Street and Washington Avenue): The Parish of St. Gabriel and of St. Joseph was formed in August 2015 with the merger of the Territorial parish of St. Gabriel on Division Street with the personal parish of St. Joseph on Washington Avenue, both in New Rochelle, NY. St. Gabriel is the parish church. However, St (…).
  • Trump Plaza (New Rochelle) (near Huguenot Street and Harrison Street): Trump Plaza New Rochelle is a 40-story luxury residence located in downtown New Rochelle, New York. It was built by Cappelli Enterprises, the same developer that built Trump Tower at City Center in nearby White Plains (…).
  • New Rochelle Trust Building (near Main Street and South Division Street): New Rochelle Trust Company Building is a historic building located in the city of New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York. The building is significant in its association with banking, as the work of architect F. C (…).
  • Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital (near Memorial Highway and Division Street): Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital (formerly Sound Shore Medical Center) is a community-based, teaching hospital located at 16 Guion Place in the city of New Rochelle, in Westchester County, New York, and affiliated with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The hospital opened in 1892 as (…).
  • RKO Proctor’s Theater, New Rochelle (near Main Street and Centre Avenue): RKO Proctor’s Theater is a historic movie theater located on Main Street in New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York. Herbert J. Krapp designed the brick structure using a Renaissance motif with retail stores housed under two-story “blind arches”, a feature borrowed from Stanford White’s Madison (…).
  • Blessed Sacrament Church (New Rochelle, New York) (near Shea Place and Centre Avenue): The Church of the Blessed Sacrament is a Roman Catholic parish located in New Rochelle, New York. Blessed Sacrament was founded in 1874 and its present-day church building was constructed in 1897. Its predecessor, St. Matthew’s Church, was founded in 1848 (…).
  • Blessed Sacrament-St. Gabriel High School (near Shea Place and Maple Avenue): Blessed Sacrament-St. Gabriel High School was a co-educational, private, Roman Catholic high school in New Rochelle, New York in Westchester County. The school was a result of the merger of Blessed Sacrament and Saint Gabriel’s into one co-educational institution (…).
  • First Presbyterian Church and Lewis Pintard House (near Pintard Avenue and Laurel Place): The First Presbyterian Church and Lewis Pintard House is a pair of adjacent historic buildings in downtown New Rochelle, New York, United States. The church and its adjoining manse, the Pintard House, are on a lot (…).
  • Knickerbocker Building (New Rochelle, New York) (near Webster Avenue and New England Thruway): The Knickerbocker Building is an eclectic, Dutch Colonial Revival and industrial building located at 50-52 Webster Avenue in the city of New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York. (…).
  • Sutton Manor (New Rochelle) (near Farragut Circle and Decatur Road): Sutton Manor is a distinctive early 20th century suburban residential district in the city of New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York. The neighborhood is located off the northern shore of Long Island Sound on Echo Bay (…).
  • College of New Rochelle (near Castle Place and Elm Street): The College of New Rochelle (CNR) is a private Catholic college with its main campus located in New Rochelle, New York. The College of St. Angela was founded by the Ursuline Order as the first Catholic women’s college in New York State in 1904, a time when women were generally excluded from higher (…).
Airports Rail and Roads in New Rochelle


  • Interstate 95 in New York
  • Hutchinson River Parkway
  • Main Street (Queens)
  • U.S. Route 1 in Maryland
  • Division Street
  • Boston Post Road
  • Interstate 95 in Massachusetts

Nearby Airports

  • JFK
  • LaGuardia
  • Newark Airport
Zoos and Parks in New Rochelle


  • Lincoln Park/Pool which is on Lincoln Avenue, Prince Street, New Rochelle.
  • Feeney Park which is on New Rochelle.
  • Sycamore Park which is on 83 Kings Highway, New Rochelle.
  • Hudson Park & Beach which is on 1 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle.
  • Five Islands Park which is on 99 Le Fevres Lane, New Rochelle.
  • Ruby Dee Park which is on 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle.
  • Rochelle Park which is on 2 The Circle, New Rochelle.
  • Westchester County-Glen Is Prk which is on Pelham Road, New Rochelle.
  • East Coast Greenway which is on 224 U.S. 1, New Rochelle.
  • Memorial Plaza which is on 90 Beaufort Place, New Rochelle.


  • Museum Editions Ltd – Charles Fazzino Studio which is on 32 Relyea Place, New Rochelle.
Nearby Towns to New Rochelle

Nearby Towns and Suburbs

  • Pelham is 1 mile to the west.
  • Pelham Manor is 1 mile to the south-west.
  • Larchmont is 1 mile to the north-east.
  • Wykagyl is 2 miles to the north-west.
  • Mount Vernon is 2 miles to the west.
  • Bronxville is 3 miles to the north-west.
  • Eastchester is 3 miles to the north-west.
  • Tuckahoe is 3 miles to the north-west.
  • Mamaroneck is 3 miles to the north-east.
  • Wakefield is 3 miles to the west.
  • Harrison is 5 miles to the north-east.
  • Morris Park is 5 miles to the south-west.
  • Manorhaven is 5 miles to the south-east.
  • Greenville is 6 miles to the north.
  • Van Nest is 6 miles to the south-west.
  • The Bronx is 6 miles to the south-west.
  • Yonkers is 6 miles to the west.
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